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by Shiv
May 11, 2022, 10:49 pm
Forum: Competition Central
Topic: The Greenhouse 2022 Tipping Competition - thanks to TOPTIPPERS
Replies: 43
Views: 3938

Re: The Greenhouse 2022 Tipping Competition - thanks to TOPTIPPERS

I'll play - after this round (round 9?) - 73.58
by Shiv
May 7, 2022, 2:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Game Day
Replies: 626
Views: 23489

Re: 2022 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Game Day

You sad sack of emo grunts. This forum used to be full of fans. We won. Celebrate. Who cares who we beat or how it was played. If you still disect and whinge and pick on players then either follow another team or get a job with the club. Absolute killjoys. It's a game. It's sport. It's a release. I...
by Shiv
May 7, 2022, 2:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Game Day
Replies: 626
Views: 23489

Re: 2022 Rd 9 V Bulldogs: Game Day

To be fair, the way I read that article (where most of the lines are just straight from his presser) is that the "lot of whacks" is with regards to lack of consistency in the spine for the last 18months. Having said that, I agree he's not getting whacked in the press, at all. So when he's ...
by Shiv
April 30, 2022, 5:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 8 V Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 1015
Views: 32237

Re: 2022 Rd 8 V Warriors: Game Day

ok, I have my protest potato - where do I put it to show my protest?
by Shiv
April 30, 2022, 1:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 8 V Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 1015
Views: 32237

Re: 2022 Rd 8 V Warriors: Game Day

wait, what is a protest potato?
Is that better than a protest egg?
by Shiv
April 28, 2022, 8:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 8 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 316
Views: 16815

Re: 2022 Rd 8 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Good lord I hope the players are not reading this forum. At various points in time pretty much all players have been trashed (in some cases either because of OR inspite of their respective performances), along with the groundsman one particular time as well if memory servers me right. I think Peeps ...
by Shiv
March 20, 2022, 2:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 2 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 821
Views: 24481

Re: 2022 Rd 2 V Cowboys: Game Day

Here is a different take for you. Firstly, we played ****, and well and truly deserved to lose. However we played with our 3rd string halfback, missing both 1st up wingers, which then led to other players out of position. Ricky has said before there are no "easy" games in NRL - and maybe t...
by Shiv
March 9, 2022, 12:42 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders admitted to NRLW in 2023
Replies: 56
Views: 8412

Re: Canberra wins Women's State of Origin hosting rights as government offers funds for Canberra Raiders Women's team

oh thats cool. Big fan of NRLW, and even better to have the game here.
by Shiv
March 9, 2022, 12:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ryan Sutton signs three year deal with Bulldogs from 2023
Replies: 117
Views: 9705

Re: Ryan Sutton signs three year deal with Bulldogs from 2023

we have nothing to gain by offloading him early. We don't get the money back - its dead $$. If he sits on the sidelines as contingency for injuries etc. all the better for us. That doesn't stop the young blood coming through - just gives us depth a season. If he never gets used, all good, still no d...
by Shiv
March 9, 2022, 12:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 1 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 373
Views: 35083

Re: 2022 Rd 1 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I don't know that the coach missing game day is that much of an impact. He'd still be connecting in via video conference, all the plans would be agreed etc. Only impact is a firey/inspirational half time speech?
by Shiv
March 8, 2022, 3:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 1 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 373
Views: 35083

Re: 2022 Rd 1 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Question, who is the goal kicker?
by Shiv
March 8, 2022, 3:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 1 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 373
Views: 35083

Re: 2022 Rd 1 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

in fairness Kris is out due to COVID, not due to selection
by Shiv
March 2, 2022, 4:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jamal Fogarty out for four months, Brad Schneider to start at half
Replies: 235
Views: 18632

Re: Jamal Fogarty out for four months with knee injury

Anyone know any details on when it happened? I don't remember seeing him go down in the trial game, and even afterwards in the presser - Ricky stated they got through without injuries and he was happy about that... And, hes in the photos on the Raiders website from training on Monday - smiling and s...
by Shiv
February 12, 2022, 9:07 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Memberships
Replies: 63
Views: 6371

Re: 2022 Memberships

rather odd question - but does anyone know how to stop the charger blue light flashing when its charging? Love the charger, but a flashing blue light next to my bed at night time is something I gave up a while ago....
by Shiv
February 9, 2022, 2:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: RE-VOTE: Strongest 2022 line up: Fullback
Replies: 65
Views: 3402

Re: RE-VOTE: Strongest 2022 line up: Fullback

again, true-ish. Putting in Savage in FB over CNK is (at a macro level) favoring attacking over defending. As mentioned multiple times (and I agree), there were widespread problems all over the park with attack. I agree that if there continue to be widespread attacking problems across the park then ...
by Shiv
February 8, 2022, 11:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: RE-VOTE: Strongest 2022 line up: Fullback
Replies: 65
Views: 3402

Re: RE-VOTE: Strongest 2022 line up: Fullback

true - ish. We also did see what happens with a FB that couldn't defend - that same Caleb Aekins. overall he was a net loss- there is a reason why he isn't on our books anymore. ( I swear in some of those games it was almost like he was under instructions to let the ball bounce)
by Shiv
January 10, 2022, 1:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: POLL: Strongest 2022 line up: Fullback
Replies: 57
Views: 3166

Re: POLL: Strongest 2022 line up: Fullback

Its probably also worth considering that COVID will likely impact our ability to field players for a given match - above and beyond Rep duty or injury. So depth will be tested a lot more - so more peeps would get game time than normal. I think its actually likely Cotric will have a boom year. He'd b...
by Shiv
January 7, 2022, 3:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022
Replies: 770
Views: 46816

Re: 2022

its not months - more like days or 2 weeks. Basically need to be recovered, coming up negative in the PCR/RAT and not showing any symptoms
by Shiv
January 6, 2022, 10:01 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ex Raiders... where are they now?
Replies: 3172
Views: 442107

Re: Ex Raiders... where are they now?

Actually his punishment is far worse than you think. Assuming he's guilty - that's the end of his career - and his lifestyle. He *did* have talent. He did win a GF and was being paid far more money a year then we would hope to earn AND if he played to his talent could have stayed on that $$ year in ...
by Shiv
January 6, 2022, 8:37 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ex Raiders... where are they now?
Replies: 3172
Views: 442107

Re: Ex Raiders... where are they now?

At least he's not being referred to as "Raiders Player" or "Ex-Raiders Player". Suspect that is the end of his NRL career. Hope he gets some help and turns his life around.
by Shiv
January 4, 2022, 10:46 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022
Replies: 770
Views: 46816

Re: 2022

I dunno - think I am more with Botman on this one. I do agree that the Salary cap stops clubs going broke. I would even postulate that it helps level say 75% of the playing field stay level. However the other 25% (i.e. the cream of the crop players in each club) being far more impacted by available ...
by Shiv
December 3, 2021, 6:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson signs with Eels for 2023
Replies: 727
Views: 77093

Re: Josh Hodgson looks to be staying put

maybe. I always though Dolphins were a good fit for him. Last year in Canberra, Dolphins is a fresh start - he can be a foundation player, maybe captain, certainly a leader. Potentially squeeze 2 years out of them.
Thats 3 full years then at max $$
by Shiv
December 3, 2021, 9:19 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jamal Fogarty joins Canberra Raiders on three year deal
Replies: 671
Views: 70858

Re: Jamal Fogarty joins Canberra Raiders on three year deal

agreed - last year I saw him drift to the right once or twice to add to the attack on that side. The couple of times he did it you could see the opposition were not ready for him - and all I could think was "gee, why doesn't he do that more often...."
by Shiv
November 18, 2021, 10:01 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson signs with Eels for 2023
Replies: 727
Views: 77093

Re: Free to leave: Wests Tigers to offer Raiders star Josh Hodgson two-year deal

I guess tomorrow’s training session will be telling either way with Josh due back. I think I speak for every member of the Greenhouse when I say, nay insist, that GE spends the day at Raiders HQ, in the carpark. Sending regular updates to the forum. 6:30 am - no sign of JH yet 6:35 am - nothing fur...
by Shiv
November 15, 2021, 4:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Canberra Raiders draw
Replies: 105
Views: 10397

Re: 2022 Canberra Raiders draw

The issue is the draw is not constructed in a fair fashion. As the article from Rothfield above points out, it can't be completely fair unless all the teams play every other team once - or twice - home and away. But the problem is that the NRL deliberately aims to ensure that Sydney clubs are the o...
by Shiv
November 15, 2021, 12:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Canberra Raiders draw
Replies: 105
Views: 10397

Re: 2022 Canberra Raiders draw

A "bad schedule" vs a "good schedule" is always an interesting argument. Is the intent to Win the GF - or is the goal to just make it into the Finals, regardless of how we got there? If you have a weaker draw (i.e. play bottom teams more than the top teams) - then its possibly ea...
by Shiv
November 5, 2021, 9:07 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders shake up coaching structure
Replies: 152
Views: 20157

Re: Ricky reacts to Canberra Raiders' poor season

Agreed - its interesting in a good way. If you look at what they are doing here its more upgrading the various support structures around the team, rather then looking for a magic once-in-a-generation player as the solution Is Ricky saying he has the cattle - just needed better support around said ca...
by Shiv
November 1, 2021, 2:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Pre game buildups
Replies: 13
Views: 908

Re: Pre game buildups

actually it'd be kind cool if we could link up with them as some sort of sister club type arrangements. You know - our brothers from another mother etc. See if we could use each other to generate more hype - for each other.
by Shiv
October 27, 2021, 10:37 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Adam Elliott to join Newcastle Knights
Replies: 1027
Views: 74203

Re: Canberra Raiders sign Adam Elliott on one year deal

Its just a cheap depth signing with a footballer who has 1st grade experience. Nothing more, nothing less. If he plays out of his socks - great for us. If he is merely solid on the rare game he plays to cover injury, also good for us. Only really becomes an issue if we are cruelled by injury he beco...
by Shiv
October 25, 2021, 10:09 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Memberships
Replies: 63
Views: 6371

Re: 2022 Memberships

You da man.
Thank you sir.
by Shiv
October 24, 2021, 10:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Memberships
Replies: 63
Views: 6371

Re: 2022 Memberships

do you have a photo of the beanie? I can find descriptions of it but no photos...
by Shiv
September 21, 2021, 1:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Highs and Lows: Worst loss
Replies: 18
Views: 1091

Re: 2021 Highs and Lows: Worst loss

I was at the Titan's game. First Game I ever took my 75 year old mother to. It was not a good game. She was even asking if we could leave early. We didn't. We sucked up the pain. The Members behind me openly switched to supporting the Titans - fairly sure up until that match they were Raiders fans. ...
by Shiv
February 16, 2010, 12:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Predictions, the final ladder
Replies: 109
Views: 4282

Re: Predictions, the final ladder

Yeah I know the Knights look odd being up there, but the logic is that the other teams will go worse, and thus they will have more points. I really do think those teams who bought and sold a lot will really struggle for form. so in some cases its not a matter of one team being better more a case of ...